It has been 11 days now since Hattieville Chairman and Field Worker for Discoverseis Kevin Carcamo reportedly went missing. The company, which conducts seismic testing for possible drill sites, was putting in place recording material near the Freetown Sibun area on Sunday July 20th. According to Assistant Project Manager of Discoverseis, Marvin Manzanero, Carcamo was one of forty-five other employees doing field work at the time of his disappearance. CEO Colin Young at Wednesday’s press conference said the company adheres to very strict safety and health policies put in place by the Ministry of Energy, Science and Technology.
“They have very strict protocols in place for health and safety. Unfortunately [in] this instance the person disappeared, and there is an ongoing search, a multi-agency search, happening at this time. As you may know, the oil companies, through the EIA processes, and through the subsequent ECP processes, have to meet very strict rules and regulations, least of which is their insurance exposure. All of these companies have to take out insurance for incidences and things like this. So we are comfident that those processes were in place.”
According to reports, when the company of forty five had completed the day’s duties sometime on Sunday evening, they started making their way following a straight line across the river where a vehicle waited to transport them back. Plus News understands that Carcamo was at the backmost part of the line, however he never made it back to the point of rendezvous. The company reportedly then went back to look for Carcamo that same evening. On Monday, the following morning, police authorities joined in the efforts of Discoverseis and combed the entire area from Hattieville to the Free Town Sibun Area and with the assistance of the Belize Coast guard searched the river and parts of the Northern Lagoon. But with every search coming up empty, police authorities are now focusing their attention on the company itself. Plus News understands that some three employees from Discoverseis were taken in for questioning Wednesday morning at the Belmopan Police Station. ACP Russell Blackett, head of the National Criminal Investigations Branch , confirmed that they are bringing certain employees at the station for questioning but could not confirm or deny whether or not they were suspects in the investigation. According to Assistant Project Manager for Discoverseis, Marvin Manzanero, since Friday of Last week, up to 30 of employees from discoverseis have been taken in for questioning.